Dr Erin Murphy
Dr Erin Murphy is Director of the Venous and Lymphatic Institute at the Sanger Heart and Vascular Institute at Carolinas Healthcare System in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA. Dr Murphy has authored over 50 articles, serves on the editorial board for the Journal of Endovascular Therapy (JEVT) and is actively involved in ongoing clinical trials – including as US principle investigator for the Medtronic Abre Stent IDE trial.
Professor Nikolaos Tsilimparis
Professor Nikolaos Tsilimparis currently works as Head of Department of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery in the Ludwig Maximilian University Hospital in Munich, Germany. Born in Greece in 1979, Professor Tsilimparis graduated from the University of Thessaloniki School of Medicine, before continuing his training in Germany, where he completed his thesis at the University of Berlin and received his German Board of General Surgery certification. Following a fellowship at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, he received his PhD from the University of Hamburg and certification from the German Board of Vascular Surgery, while becoming a fellow of the European Board of Vascular surgery and the American College of Surgeons. Professor Tsilimparis specialises
in complex endovascular aortic surgery, and especially fenestrated and branched endografts from the aortic arch to the iliacs, as well as open aortic repair and surgery of the supra-aortic vessels. Professor Tsilimparis’ scientific projects include clinical research and evaluation of innovative endovascular techniques, involvement in the Global Burden of Disease consortium, as well as vascular focused evaluation of national and international databases. Professor Tsilimparis has authored more than 170 scientific papers and book chapters and leads the Vascular Surgery clinical research program at the University of Munich